falling for a star

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Aria

"Wait, now? As in like, 'right now', right now?"

"Yep, right now," Noah slid his hoodie over his shoulders.

"B-But-"

"You agreed to go out on a date with me, so we're going."

My face went red hot, remembering the... techniques he used to get me to say yes.

But dear God, if he did that again... my answer definitely wouldn't change.

"I didn't think you meant immediately..." I hugged my legs to my chest.

If I went on a date with Noah, would that make things official? What if something went wrong? I always wondered if maybe the reason Eric did what he did to me was because eventually he got sick of me... would Noah be the same? Would this date be the start of it?

As if he read my mind, with his hand on the mattress, he leaned forward and planted a kiss on my forehead.

"It's just a date, don't think too much,"

I could feel a smile grow on my face. He was so reassuring whenever he noticed I was too deep in my mind.

...I don't think Eric would've noticed I was upset if there were tears in my eyes.

Noah knew how to read me, he was very observant when it came to my body language and emotions; he payed attention.

He was so... good.

I grabbed his shirt and pulled his lips onto mine, I kissed him with feeling.

"What was that for?" He smiled.

"You deserved it, and so much more..."

I wonder if he could see it.

If he could see the emotion in my eyes.

I was falling for him.

I was falling for Noah.

And I was scared, no, I was terrified. My trust level is in the negatives when it comes to love, but I need to fix that. If I don't, I may end up hurting him. And that's the last thing I wanted to do.

He held out his hand for me to take and I placed my fingers in his palm, making my hand look so small compared to his.

"Ready?" he asked.

"I slept in these clothes! I need to change and at least put on some makeup-"

"Aria, you look beautiful."

My cheeks turned pink as a looked down at the floor bashfully. I don't think he ever said that to me before, at least not out loud.

Using his finger, he tilted my chin up, and kissed me.

I could melt into him any day...

"Let's go."

We eventually made it to the car where he began to drive to wherever it was he was taking us for our first date.

Just saying that in my head made my heart flutter.

I noticed Noah kept stealing glances of me from the side of his eye.

"What?"

"Nothing," he grinned then returned his gaze back to the road... something was up...

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